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The Easter Cactus

July 11th, 2019

A few years ago my nieghbor gave me an Easter cactus for Easter. This year, Easter came and went with no blooms and no bud in sight. I figured since I repotted it last year, it would take a year off. However, it decided it would rather be a Fourth of July cactus and started blooming profusely about a week before the 4th and is still blooming beautifully.

Perhaps next year it will return to the original schedule and bloom on Easter. I’d like to get a Christmas cactus as well, houseplants are such a joy during the long, cold winters here in Maine.

Do you have a Christas cactus? What’s your favorite houseplant?

3 Comments to “The Easter Cactus”
  1. Zerilda J Wornica on July 11, 2019 at 9:28 am

    I have one blooming now also, it actually blooms at least twice a year. I agree with you on the houseplants in the winter. I always have several African violets blooming. I do enjoy your blog and especially all your photos and ideas on plants.

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  2. Daedre on July 11, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Weird! Did you have it under a table lamp at any point? Artificial lighting in the evening can throw off the bloom time.

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    • Susy on July 12, 2019 at 8:05 am

      No, always in front of an East facing window. This is the first year it’s been late. A friend just told me hers did the same the year after she repotted it, so maybe that’s it.

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